I started this post just planning to share a CBC news item on a new way to track all ships at sea – one more application of satellite surveillance and data mining that have also been quite newsworthy of late.
But on Wednesday I heard a Terry...
May 31, 2002 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is putting the finishing touches on a preliminary study of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system - what Corps officials call a "snapshot" of shipping on the waters. It recommends a more detailed, and more expensive, study that would consider building wider locks and deeper channels for bigger ships. Any possible construction would be years or even decades away. But seaway expansion critics are determined to stop the process in its tracks. David Sommerstein has this report. Go to full article
May 28, 2002 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering expanding canals, channels, harbors, and locks to make way for larger ocean-going ships to enter the Great Lakes. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports, not everyone thinks that's such a good idea. Go to full article
May 16, 2002 — The Army Corps of Engineers heard an earful from St. Lawrence River residents last night in Ogdensburg. The Corps presented its draft report on navigational improvements to the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 07, 2002 — A proposal under consideration by the Bush Administration to ship nuclear waste across one of the Great Lakes is getting a cool response north of the border. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports, Canadian officials say they know nothing of the plan. Go to full article
Apr 09, 2002 — The Bush administration's new strategy to improve the environment of the Great Lakes is being eyed with skepticism by some of the environmental groups in the basin. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Apr 08, 2002 — The Soo Locks and St. Lawrence Seaway are opening to higher lake levels and mild ice conditions, making for an easier start to the commercial shipping season. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mike Simonson has more. Go to full article
Apr 01, 2002 — New research shows that having ships dump their ballast water before entering the Great Lakes might not be enough to stop the growth of invasive species in the region. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Feb 26, 2002 — Since September 11, the US government has been closing security gaps in aviation. But maritime officials warn that security on our Great Lakes is even less certain. Recently the US Coast Guard held an international conference in Cleveland on Great Lakes security. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Schaefer reports. Go to full article
Feb 19, 2002 — It looks as though the Environmental Protection Agency will reject the idea of requiring cargo ships to get pollution permits before they're allowed to discharge ballast water. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more. Go to full article
Nov 15, 2001 — Much of the shipping on the Great Lakes is expected to end early this year. The economy has reduced freighter traffic and some ships are already docked for the winter. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham explains. Go to full article